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Plymouth

5844
Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
Ordered9.12.1652BWAS-1603
Launched26.12.1653BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Constructor
James TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1652-1666
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.5.1703B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen752Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck139' 6"Imperial Feet42.3711 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen741 4994Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 525 Imperial Pound ( 238.0875 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

7.1679Broadside Weight = 523 Imperial Pound ( 237.1805 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin Drake

1694Broadside Weight = 380 Imperial Pound ( 172.3301 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.6553 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Saker Cutts
Gun Deck4 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1655160Establishment?B103
1660260 BWAS-1603
1666280 BWAS-1603
1689340Establishment for war abroadB032
1689270Establishment for war at homeB032
1689210Peace time establishmentB032

27 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1654 - 1657Captain
Richard StaynerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1649-1662
B168
1659 - 1660Captain
Edward WitheridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1660
BWAS-1603
14.6.1660 - 24.8.1660Captain
John HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1651-1672
BWAS-1603
25.8.1660 - 17.9.1661Captain
Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
BWAS-1603
26.6.1664 - 15.6.1665Vice-Admiral
Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
BWAS-1603
11.6.1665 - 24.2.1665/66Captain
John JefferiesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1652-1666
B051
25.2.1665/66 - 7.6.1666Captain
Roger MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666
BWAS-1603
8.6.1666 - 8.11.1667Captain
John LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1672
B051
1668Captain
William BasseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1668
TRN2
13.5.1668 - 13.6.1668Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1669
B051
11.1.1671/72 - 25.2.1671/72Captain
William PooleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1685
B051
11.3.1671/72 - 7.6.1672Captain
Roger StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1688
B051
9.6.1672 - 6.7.1673Captain
Richard Le NeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1603
7.7.1673 - 27.7.1674Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1647-1674
BWAS-1603
9.4.1677 - 11.7.1679Admiral
Sir John NarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1688
BWAS-1603
3.8.1688 - 1.1.1690/91Captain
Richard CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1691
Transfered
BWAS-1603
1691 - 1692Captain
John MaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1703
BWAS-1603
1693 - 7.1693Captain
John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712
BWAS-1603
7.1693 - 18.1.1694/95Captain
James KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1695
BWAS-1603
1.2.1694/95 - 12.12.1695Captain
Charles CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
Transfered
BWAS-1603
8.9.1696 - 1.5.1699Captain
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
Transfered ADM 6/4/23
ADM 6/4
2.5.1699 - 9.2.1700/1Captain
Sir Henry RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1702
ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1603
10.2.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Captain
Peter PickardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1680-1702
ADM 6/6/55
ADM 6/6
10.4.1701 - 18.4.1701Captain
John MundenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1703
ADM 6/6/87
ADM 6/6
19.4.1701 - 20.11.1701Captain
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
ADM 6/6/89
BWAS-1603
21.11.1701 - 14.1.1702/3Captain
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
Transfered ADM 6/6/122
ADM 6/6
16.1.1702/3 - 2.4.1703Captain
The Hon. Peregrine BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1707
Transfered ADM 6/14/78
ADM 6/7

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.8.1664 - 1664Commodore
Thomas AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1648-1678
B051
aft.30.6.1701 - 1701Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Stafford FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1660Lieutenant
Richard JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1660-1674
B051
1664 - 1665Lieutenant
Philemon BaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1661-1665
B051
1664 - 1665Lieutenant
John UtberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1665
B051
1665Lieutenant
Robert WerdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1673
B051
1672Second Lieutenant
Henry PriestmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1699
W014
3.5.1677 - 16.9.1677Lieutenant
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
ADM 8/1/83
ODNB
c.1.9.1696 - c.9.5.1699First Lieutenant
John JephcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1707
Transfered ADM 1/5257/31
ADM 1/5257
10.5.1699 - 22.3.1699/1700First Lieutenant
John MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
10.5.1699 - 11.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant
Samuel OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1710
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
12.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701First Lieutenant
Thomas TomkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1714
Transfered ADM 6/6/55
ADM 6/6
12.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701Second Lieutenant
John LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1703
ADM 6/6/55
ADM 6/6
23.4.1701 - 4.5.1703First Lieutenant
John LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1703
ADM 6/6/91
ADM 6/6
23.4.1701 - 14.7.1701Second Lieutenant
Francis VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/6/91
ADM 6/6
15.7.1701 - 4.5.1703Second Lieutenant
Thomas FettiplaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1703
ADM 6/14/108
ADM 6/6

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1678 - 1.7.1679Master
Greenvill CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1694
ADM 7
28.4.1695 - 1695Gunner
George JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/94
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 18.11.1695
ADM 6/3
2.9.1695 - 1696Purser
Andrew NeagleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/117
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 17.1.1695/96
ADM 6/3
24.10.1696 - 1696Chaplain
Edward MullinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Clergyman
Service 1696-1727
ADM 6/4/40
ADM 6/4

10 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
14.11.1690 - 15.1.1692/93Midshipman
Joseph JoynerBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1684-1695
ADM 107/1/36
ADM 107/1
2.3.1692/93 - 29.4.1694Volunteer-per-order
Covill MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1741
Transfered ADM 107/1/98
ADM 107/1
1696Volunteer
Andrew LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/128
ADM 6/3
1.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Harvey NichollsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/21
ADM 6/4
1.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Samuel PiggotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/21
ADM 6/4
1.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
John TelemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/21
ADM 6/4
1.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Thomas WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/21
ADM 6/4
17.6.1701 - 18.8.1701Volunteer-per-order
The Hon. Henry MordauntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1707
ADM 6/6/103
ADM 6/6
1702 - 15.1.1702/3Volunteer-per-order
John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1720
ADM 6/7/79
ADM 6/7
16.1.1702/3 - 4.5.1703Volunteer-per-order
Charles BromstedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1709
ADM 6/7/79
ADM 6/7

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.7.1695 - 20.9.1697Able Seaman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
Transfered ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
1656In company with
Speaker (50) 1650-1687
British 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Mary"
and
Bridgewater (52) 1653-1673
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1665 Renamed "Anne"
attacked a Spanish West Indies fleet of 8 vessels, two were sunk, two run ashore and two taken
BWAS-1603
22.2.1655/56Became Flagship of a squadron of six vessels left to blockade Tunis (Plymouth,
Kentish (46) 1652-1672
British 46 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Kent"
,
Newcastle (44) 1653-1692
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
,
Foresight (34) 1650-1698
British 34 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
,
Taunton (40) 1654-1689
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Crown"
and
Mermaid (24) 1651-1689
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
)
BWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Operations in the Sound
1660In the Downs, later sailed to the Levant
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.9.1665Action of 1665-09-03
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1672At Tangier and in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Paid offBWAS-1603
9.4.1677Recommissioned as Flagship on the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.1678Action of 1678-11
5.1679Returned homeBWAS-1603
7.1679Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
3.8.1688RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
8.1.1695Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Took the Ship of the Line
Le Trident (52) 1688-1695
French 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Pantelleria

27.1.1697Took the Frigate
Le Concorde (14) 1696-1697
French 14 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
BWAS-1603
5.2.1697Action of 1697-02-05
5.2.1697Took the Ship
Le Nouveau Cherbourg (36) 1696-1697
French 36 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
5.2.1697Took the Frigate
Le Dauphin (28) 1696-1697
French 28 Gun
Privateer Frigate
BWAS-1603
7.1699Guard duty at Plymouth until paid offBWAS-1603
5.5.1703

Last entry in captain's log book.

ADM 6/14


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1659-1659British Baltic Fleet 1659
Edward MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1656-1672
 

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. Colledge, Book
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603-1714Rif Winfield, Book
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian Lavery, Book
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph Allen, Digital Book
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984Edward Hunter Holmes Archibald, Book
B168England in the Mediterranean (1603-1713) Vol IJulian Stafford Corbett, Digital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn Charnock, Digital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laird Clowes, Digital Book
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrant Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrant Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrant Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames Bender, Web Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University Press, Web Site
ADM 1/5257ADM 1/5257 1696-1697 Aug Courts Martial Papers Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrant Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM 7ADM 7 Admiralty: Miscellanea (1563-1956)Authority, Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 107/2ADM 107/2 1703-1712 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM/AADM/A - Navy Board, In-Letters And Orders Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
 

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